Girls Grammar provides an all-round education, where academic achievement goes hand in hand with social, cultural, physical and emotional development. We treat this serious commitment as an honour through which we can join with families to construct a meaningful and creative future for the young women in our care. An essential part of both this education and this future are the values by which we live.
Through out the year our students participate in fundraising events such as Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, Pink Ribbon Day and Relay for Life. The school also offers students the opportunity to be involved with a variety of community events like ANZAC Day Commemorative Services, Clean up Australia Day and becoming blood donors for those over 16.
- Through Student Council initiatives, students assist many nationally and internationally recognised charity and non-charity organisations such as Amnesty International and Interact.
- Students regularly participate in doorknocks for charity organisations such as Red Cross, Salvation Army and Guide Dogs.
- Students support, through the Student Council, two under-privileged children in overseas countries.
- Students endeavour to research, inform the whole school community then fund-raise for community issues such as cancer research (Pink Breast Cancer Week and Crazy Hair Day) and child safety awareness (Daniel Morcombe Day and White Balloon Day).
- Many students also volunteer their services for community-based events such as 2013 Mud Army, Relay for Life and organisations such as Horse Riding for the Disabled.
Young Bloods, which supports the Australian Red Cross, encourages students to get a group of friends together and Donate Blood. The Girls Grammar Community Committee have supported this program annually.
You can give blood if you:
- Are aged 16 -70 years
- Are feeling well (don’t have a cough, cold, sore throat or flu)
- Weigh more than 45kg (50kg if you are under 18 years old)
- Meet the other guidelines designed to protect both you and the people who will receive your blood
Girls Grammar goes Pink for Breast Cancer Research
The fight against Breast Cancer is very important to the Girls Grammar community. Each year the Parents & Friends Association runs a Bulls ‘n’ Barrels event at the Great Western Arena. This event challenges the crowd and competitors with “Are you tough enough to wear pink” in support of Breast Cancer research. The event was well supported by the close knit and supportive Girls Grammar students, families and staff.
The great success of the event in October is reflected by a huge crowd and over 80 competitors who are all dressed in pink. Students parade a pink blanket to collect further generous donations for Breast Cancer research.
PINK WEEK- Breast Cancer merchandise is sold throughout the school in the week leading up to the event and preparations reached a peak with a Free Dress ‘Pink Cowgirl’ Day (with gold coin donation) which also helped raise both money and awareness.
Relay For Life
The Relay for Life is a Fundraising event for the Queensland Cancer Council. It involves teams walking all night and raising funds from sponsors for their efforts. Each girl is encouraged to raise a minimum of $50. The girls from Girls Grammar make up just some of the many teams from Central Queensland that Relay for the Cancer Council each year.